Dog Behavior Consulting
Better Together Animal Training can help manage and improve the following behavioral concerns (and more!):
- House training, marking and crate training
- Jumping up, mouthing, and pushy attention seeking behavior
- Leash reactivity (lunging/barking)
- Destructive chewing
- Excessive barking
- Running away
- Counter surfing, trash digging
- Body sensitivity / resistance to handling at groomer or vet
- Fear, anxiety and stress
- Resource guarding
- Puppy Socialization
- Aggression including guardian directed, stranger directed or dog-directed aggression
- Pre-adoption or puppy selection match-making
In-Person Consultations and Training: Behavior consultations and private training are offered in the comfort of your home or at the training studio space at 372 S. Koeller St, Oshkosh, WI (Ideal Dog). Weather permitting, Cari can meet with you for outdoor appointments.
Online Consulting: There are many benefits to online consultations. I offer a discount for an initial online consultation as I am able to send clients a video recording of their entire appointment in lieu of sending a written report. If your dog displays fearful or aggressive behavior in response to unfamiliar people entering your home, your initial remote consultation appointment may be less stressful for both you and your animal and the focus can be put on providing a detailed behavioral history of your animal.
I am happy to offer evening and weekend appointments for your scheduling convenience at no additional fee. I am also happy to advise on multiple dogs in a household without additional fees per animal. In-person services are available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Initial Online Consultation - Online 90-120 minute consultations are billed at $225 and include a video recording of the appointment so you can view important moments from your session and the management / training recommendations again at any time. This appointment option is designed for dogs who have been displaying behaviors that require training and management to modify. Follow-up training sessions are billed at $95/hr. A $50 deposit is due to hold a scheduled appointment time. Contact Cari to set up an initial consultation.
Initial In-Person Consultations - In-person 90-120 minute initial consultations are billed at $225 and include a detailed and personalized written assessment of your dog's behavior with an outline of recommended management and training recommendations. We can meet in your home or at the studio space. This appointment option is designed for dogs who have been displaying behaviors that require training and management to modify. Follow-up training sessions are billed at $95/hr. A $50 deposit is due to hold a scheduled appointment time. Contact Cari to set up an initial consultation.
In-Person or Zoom Private Training - If your puppy or dog has no existing behavior concerns and you simply want private training to learn how to teach valuable cues (sit, down, stay, leave it, recall, tricks - and more!). Additionally, I am a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club and would be happy to help you and your dog work towards the goal of acheiving your CGC title. I am happy to provide private training billed at $95/hr. A $50 deposit is due to hold a scheduled appointment time. This service is perfect for adolescent puppies or newly adopted adult dogs without behavior concerns. Contact Cari to set up a private training appointment.
I do not charge travel fees for home visits located on the north side of Oshkosh (54901 zip code). Travel fees for other in-home appointments are billed at $1.50 / round trip mile. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please provide 48 hours’ notice and your deposit will be transferred to hold your next appointment. Bounced checks and missed appointments without 48 hours' notice are subject to a $50 service fee / loss of deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. Missed in-home appointments are also subject to travel fees.